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VA Yamaguchi Ken Passes Away

by dtshyk
Nov 9, 2011 8:54 AM | 52 Comments
According to seiyu Yamaguchi Kiyohiro's blog, his father Yamaguchi Ken passed away on October 24th. He was 55 years old.

Yamaguchi Ken's roles
Black Dragon ("Saint Seiya")
Wizard Frey ("Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken")
Razuberi ("Dragon Ball Z" and "GT")
Sì Xīng Lóng ("Dragon Ball GT")
Wagenseil ("Legend of the Galactic Heroes")
Ein ("Hokuto no Ken 2")
Asyuraman ("Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsu-hen")
Togashi Genji ("Sakigake!! Otokojuku")
Walker ("Last Exile")
Ibraha ("Black Lagoon")

Source: Yamaguchi Kiyohiro's official blog

20 of 52 Comments Recent Comments

Tiago97 said:
Yandy said:
Akai-Ryuusei said:
you guys have no respect for a legend


And how is he a legend?

HE PARTICIPATED IN OLD ANIMU = LEGEND

Anyway, this:
LEGOF said:
My condolences. I haven't come across any of his roles but I can at least have respect for those who have passed away.


some legendary anime for that matter

Nov 4, 2012 2:38 PM by DateYutaka

RIP
I actually liked some of his roles, It's a shame I only know it by now ! This is sad 55 is still young though..

Nov 4, 2012 2:28 PM by ZackDeMars

Rest in Peace!

Nov 12, 2011 8:33 AM by chan-chan

Excelsior said:
redray said:
why do people say RIP for people they dont even know


Agreed, actually. I hate it when people do this, its one of my personal pet peeves. Its like when a friend of yours says, "Happy Birthday" and then some random guy who overhears this comes by and says, "Oh, its your birthday today? Happy birthday, then". Its so disingenuous and irritating.

I personally think wishing someone you don't know peace after death is quite different to wishing someone you don't know a happy birthday.

Saying not to wish peace for strangers that have died is rather like saying not to wish for those that have died in war. I don't know those that gone to war, fought and died to save our generation (yes, it's not exactly the same) but still, ofcourse I wish them peace. Regardless of whether they have done something heroic or not, what's so bad about someone wishing peace to someone who has lost their life?

Nov 12, 2011 5:29 AM by 09890

Yandy said:
Akai-Ryuusei said:
you guys have no respect for a legend


And how is he a legend?

HE PARTICIPATED IN OLD ANIMU = LEGEND

Anyway, this:
LEGOF said:
My condolences. I haven't come across any of his roles but I can at least have respect for those who have passed away.

Nov 12, 2011 4:11 AM by Tiago97

R.I.P

Nov 12, 2011 4:07 AM by Aozure

55 is pretty young o-o

Nov 11, 2011 1:20 PM by Valkyrie-Ryu

RIP <3

Nov 10, 2011 11:03 AM by Wintersun93

RIP

Nov 10, 2011 8:17 AM by Nefarious

RIP

Nov 10, 2011 1:12 AM by battleknight45

if you don`t know him then don`t comment...

Nov 10, 2011 12:48 AM by reira

redray said:
why do people say RIP for people they dont even know

fuck this guy, he had shit roles anyway
i can't see the point of using the "F" word to someone who died and didn't do anything wrong to you. you're the one who's f**k for being a jerk just to sound "cool" on the internet. if you don't like the idea of showing sympathy and respect to a person who died then just spout your nonsense to yourself, don't shout your poor manners here buddy.


-Rest peacefully Mr. Yamaguchi

Nov 9, 2011 10:47 PM by Den-kun

redray said:
why do people say RIP for people they dont even know

fuck this guy, he had shit roles anyway


“I’d like to say something. Doesn’t matter that Ken’s gone. People die everyday—friends..family. Yeah, we lost Ken tonight. But he’s still with us…in here.He didn’t die in vain! But you will! Cause you’re a TROLL."

Nov 9, 2011 10:34 PM by bumbling_retard_

redray said:
why do people say RIP for people they dont even know


Agreed, actually. I hate it when people do this, its one of my personal pet peeves. Its like when a friend of yours says, "Happy Birthday" and then some random guy who overhears this comes by and says, "Oh, its your birthday today? Happy birthday, then". Its so disingenuous and irritating.

Nov 9, 2011 9:06 PM by Excelsior

There's nothing wrong with saying you don't care about someone's death, especially if it's someone you never heard about.
Of course, I am not happy to hear somebody died.

Honestly, all of you guys who only knows to write just some random RIP without adding something else shouldn't even be bothering posting - that's just spamming.

And about this Yamaguchi Ken, the only time I read something about him was when I added him as voice of few characters that I added to database.

Nov 9, 2011 7:33 PM by Psantajdak

OrochiPL said:
Okay, i must've heard him in Saint Seiya and prolly DB GT as well, but i don't even remember the voice. Coudn't care less.
VioLink said:
Imagine if Tsundere Rie died , everyone would go batshit insane.
I would be happy that i wouldn't have to listnen to her annoying voice in more anime. And maybe there would be less pseudo-tsunderes with her gone.


You best be trollin.

Nov 9, 2011 6:54 PM by razisgosu

R.I.P

Nov 9, 2011 4:13 PM by bluepand4

RIP

Nov 9, 2011 3:13 PM by Cashdax

Um, do I have to know someone just to think it's a shame that person died (just replying to some comments)?
I also don't know the seiyuu (honestly, since I am sleepy, when I saw Yamaguchi K... at a moment, I was stunned that it was Yamaguchi Kappei and I almost fell off the chair), but still may he rest in peace...

Nov 9, 2011 3:06 PM by Kyo-

RIP

Nov 9, 2011 2:58 PM by AlexSadist-sama

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